September Headwater Highlights

SFC board member Warner McConaughey installs signs  at Lindbergh and Meadow Trail.

New Map Guides Trail Users

Look! We now have a shiny new map of our phase one trail plan. It's also on our newly updated website (hint: you should check that out too). And thanks to Warner McConaughey, signs and maps are up on the Meadow Trail sign posts. Want to go see it? Here's a google map linkto the Meadow Trail.


Amazon Smile Makes Giving Easy

Just start your shopping trip at and pick us as your chosen non-profit    

Just start your shopping trip at and pick us as your chosen non-profit


Now you can support us when you shop on Amazon! When you go to, you can select us as your preferred non-profit and a portion of your purchase will be donated to support our vision (you don't pay anything extra). But remember, you have to start each of your Amazon shopping trips at in order for it to work. Nickels and dimes really add up when we're all contributing.






Kudzu Killers Restore The Meadow

Fantastic Friday with Home Depot and CBRE volunteers last week! Check out before and after pics of the Meadow Trail below. Here's how partners work. Hands on Atlanta offered CBRE Real Estate volunteers from Buckhead. Home Depot helped guide the Kudzu killing with Trees Atlanta's Brian Williams' expert oversight. This really was partnership at its best, folks! Click here to see a photo gallery of the day. 


Cheshire Farm Ribbon Cutting NEXT Tuesday

Join one of the tours below to hear first hand how the trail came to be. Photo cred: Kwabena Nkromo from Atlanta Food and Farm.

The celebration of our newest trail is just steps away. Earliest users find the trail 

Join one of the tours below to hear first hand how the trail came to be. Photo cred: Kwabena Nkromo from Atlanta Food and Farm.

changes how they exercise and puts more nature back in their lives. Find out more about the trail on its new page on our website.

Please join us Sept 23, Tuesday morning at 9:30 am for the Cheshire Farm Trail Ribbon Cutting. We're inviting the trail builders at the Georgia Department of Transportation, the community wanting this trail as mitigation for new Ga 400 Interstate ramps, and South Fork Conservancy friends who loved our vision of trails giving better access to the creek. That means you!

Can't make it to the ceremony? Then join us for one of the ribbon cutting tours listed below:

Sunday, Sept 21 at 5:30 PM Led by neighbors Rich and Dorothy Sussman

Monday, Sept 21 at 7:00 PM Led by South Fork Executive Director Sally Sears

Tuesday, Sept 22 at 10:00 AM (immediately following the ceremony) Led by neighbor Bob Scott

Tuesday, Sept 22 at 7:00 PM Led by Celia Lismore, South Fork Conservancy and neighbor Sue Sherrill.

Ample onstreet parking available on Lindridge and Armand Drives. Parking for Ribbon Cutting only will be available at 2470 Cheshire Bridge Road, 30324.

Registration requested for ribbon cutting ceremony and tours. To RSVP, register on our website or email


Creek Ranger Bulletin: Beware Of The Yellow and Black

Bob Scott mows the Confluence Trail every two weeks with the help of fellow neighbor Wayne Owen. Our heroes.

A walk by the creek side gives lovely views, fresh air, and furry friend sightings. But, beware. ur Trail Ranger, master mower, and neighbor Bob Scott helps us stay mindful by sending us regular updates. He passed on this valuable intel us last weekend- perhaps some animal and plant friends are best left alone. 

"YELLOW JACKETS!!! There is a nest of yellow jackets on the spur trail that runs off of the meadow trail and under the Interstate bridges. Found it the hard way; wasn't able to see where the nest was........busy getting out of there! Beware."

Thanks for the heads up Bob and stay aware out there you intrepid trekkers!







Methodists Free The Trees

Engaged volunteers make a world of difference here at the South Fork Conservancy. So, when Glenn Memorial Methodist Church chose our trails as a site for its annual "Good Neighbor Day," we were thrilled. Church members and Boy Scouts saved our Oconee Azaleas, winged sumacs, and sassafras saplings by cutting vines.

Next time you're on the Confluence Trail, be on the lookout for their work and also some great tree and shrub identification signs past the I-85 overpass. Some of those scouts clearly have a touch of the James Audubon about them!

 We need more good neighbors out there through November. Here's a list of volunteer dates we hope you'll sign up for.

October 2 at 6PM- Happy Volunteer- Join us for a short evening of work and a beverage to finish.

October 18 at 9AM- Hands On Atlanta city-wide volunteer day

November 15 at 9AM- Chestnut Planting

November 22 at 9AM- Final Chestnut Planting

To sign up for one of these dates, use the events page on our website or reply to this email. 

Posted on September 16, 2014 .